Chesapeake Montessori School students are raising baby oysters to help restore this important natural resource to the Chesapeake Bay. Click on the video to learn more. Click here for more photos and details on the oyster growing project.   

Adolescent Community

We must have the greatest respect for the young personality, realizing that in the soul of the adolescent great values are hidden, and that in the minds of these boys and girls, there lies all our hope of future progress and the judgment of ourselves and our times.
~ Maria Montessori

Chesapeake Montessori School is now embarking on a new venture to further serve the children of Annapolis: a community for young adolescents ages 12 to 14 years, grades 7 and 8.

The program is based on the developmental needs and characteristics of the young adolescent: physical, emotional, social, and cognitive.  This includes work on the land and water, independent projects, and experience with business and economics.


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CMS has been awarded a grant from the Whole Kids Foundation and will be partnering with Whole Foods Annapolis to expand its gardening program. Learn more about the expanding gardens at CMS.


 Eco-Goats: In May 2012, CMS tried out an environmentally friendly method of removing invasive plant species from our campus. Learn more about our Eco-Goats project



2011- 2012 Artist-in-Residence Felting Project




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 MD Green School: CMS was named a Maryland Green School by the Maryland Association for Environmental & Outdoor Education in recognition of our efforts to care for the environment. Click here for details.






Chesapeake Montessori School  ~  30 Old Mill Bottom Road, North  ~  Annapolis, MD 21409  ~ 
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Harvard Business Review Blog: Develop Leaders the Montessori Way.     

Wall Street Journal: Wall Street Journal story on Montessori education and the creative elite.

New York Times: New York Times interview with video technology leader Jeremy Allaire.

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